Horizon Talk: Inequality: The Enemy Between Us?

Thursday 6 July
19.30 - 20.30 h.
García Lorca


Richard Wilkinson
Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, Honorary Professor at University College London and Visiting Professor at the University of York.


Richard Wilkinson will start by summarising the evidence that most of the health and social problems which occur more frequently lower down the social ladder become more common in most income groups in countries with larger income differences between rich and poor. He will then discuss the causal processes which centre on our human sensitivity to social status differentiation and its effects on social relations. Particularly important here is the recent evidence on the higher prevalence of psychopathologies involving the dominance behavioural system in more unequal societies.